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Fall 2012 shoe alert
We’re seeing a few prominent shoe trends for Fall 2012- metallic leathers, revamped silhouettes, color blocking, pointed-toe, and sky high heels.
Boots are always a staple for Fall. This season the classic riding boot will be getting a lot of attention. Gucci and Givenchy are among a handful of designers who showcased riding boots in their Fall ’12 collections. For a wallet-friendly version, check out the sleek riding boots from Guess. For a take on the Fall utilitarian trend, wear these boots with super skinny denim and a cable knit sweater. If you’re ready to get out of your black boot rut (and you should be), opt for a printed ankle boot and pair with your favorite LBD.
Next, we’re onto the pointed-toe shoe trend. Pointed toe offers such a sexy and sophisticated shape, but yet are very versatile. Try a metallic pointed-toe pump, like the Kesli Dagger two-toned pair (shown above) for a modern twist. Pair them with anything from ultra-skinny denim to a midi-length dress. If you’re more of a “flats” type of gal, pair pointed-toe flats with cropped trousers. Don’t be afraid to channel your inner Audrey Hepburn a little!
The wedge is a style of shoe that comes and goes, and for Fall 2012 they are big in a whole new way. We introduce the ultra-wedge, as seen at Helmut Lang and Stella McCartney. Try an ankle strap ultra-wedge, like the pair by L.A.M.B. and wear them with a pleated dress and tights to add a little edge to a ladylike look. You can also keep your look casual by pairing them with your favorite wide leg denim and t-shirt for that cool bohemian vibe.
Flats For Fall 2012
I REALLY like shoes. I’m a big fan of classic and comfortable looking shoes that can transcend seasons. I frequent shopstyle.com looking for the greatest sales. Shopstyle has the best filters, making online shopping SUPER easy.
Today, I’m interested in flats that are over 60% off. These are the best options out there right now…all under $80!
from top to bottom:
Sage Ballet Flat in aztec print $78 by Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent at Goldyn.
Nillia Flat in black $65 by Ted Baker at Ubran Minx.
Ballet Flat in light green $69 by RAS at Yoox.
Emilie Flat in red $72 by Joan & David at Amazon.
Eloise Loafer in blush $70 by VC Signature at The Shoe Box.
Botswana Flat in orange $79 by Diane Von Furstenberg at shopbop.
Elsa Flat in vibrant blue $60 by VC Signature at Vince Camuto.
This season there’s a huge amount of fierce flats to choose from, so step away from those skyscraper heels and take a look at the chic and comfy women’s shoes for summer…
This season’s opinion divider, you’ll either love them or hate them. Flatforms are an antidote to all the impractical sky high platforms on offer at the moment, and are the perfect shoes to go for if you’re looking for some extra height. The heel is barely higher than the platform sole, meaning you get the comfort of a flat but with a more feminine feel. There are so many styles to choose from including everything from floral printed espadrilles to patent Mary Jane’s. Keep it girly and wear these with bodycon miniskirts or high-waisted shorts.
For those looking for something a bit different to the classic ballerina pumps, loafers are an androgynous alternative. Taking over from the recent trend for brogues, loafers are a great day shoe that can be dressed up or down. For a day at the office pair them with cigarette pants, chinos or a pencil skirt. On your days off slip them on with a pair of indigo or black jeans and a simple white tee. They’re women’s shoes you can experiment with by trying vibrant eye-popping color, leopard print and color-block.
A great style for those casual, dress down days, high top sneakers are inspired by the sport-luxe trend. This season designers’ have put a feminine twist on sporty clothing, including everything from dresses to parkas and women’s shoes are no different. Opt for high top sneakers in feminine shades of grey or pastel tones. Wear your high tops with skinny jeans and an over-sized tee for effortless cool. Then pair them with cut off denim shorts in the summer months, for a laid-back, thrown-together vibe.
So these are the top three styles to look out for this season, what ones would you choose?